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Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques


Thu 18 Jan 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Ct, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

This travelling exhibition introduces two different groups of craft objects; works nurtured within and for daily life, and creative works made in a workshop environment.

The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, creating works balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. The other works are those crafted in small-scale regional workshops which persisted through an age of industrialisation, when much of Japan’s craft objects became mass produced.

This gave rise to superior artisans and idiosyncratic artists who influenced each other to create the well-known depth and quality of Japan’s handcrafted goods.

You can expect to see materials including ceramics, textiles, metal work, lacquer ware, wood, bamboo, paper and many others.